Posted in Biography, Fiction, Humor, Non-Fiction

Fun New Books Just In!


Fresh off her gold-medal wins at the Rio 2016 Olympics, gymnast Simone Biles takes you through her gymnastics career in her new autobiography “Courage to Soar,” beginning with her early childhood in foster care, followed by being adopted by her grandparents, and showing off the mad skills that has made her one of the most talented and medaled athletes in history.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series continues with “Double Down.” Same with Dork Diaries, with “Tales From a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy.” Another epic read: “The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever,” by Jeff Strand, about budding filmmaker Justin, who sets out to make great cinema, but ends up, well….the clue is in the title.

Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight (much like real teens), travel the world bring us this collection of exclusive, funny and intimate photos in their photo diary “Dan & Phil Go Outside.”

Click on the image above or the title below to access the record in our catalog. Books listed in alpha order by author’s last name. Enjoy!!



Posted in Alvirne High School, Hudson Memorial MS, Teen Events, Teen Services

Join Our “Girls Who Code” Club!

The Rodgers Memorial Library has partnered with the national organization “Girls Who Code,” and is officially a GWC Club, one of only four clubs in New Hampshire. If you’re a girl in grades 6 through 12, join our club and learn how to employ various programming languages to design and create a project of your choosin

g. There are no membership fees and no costs since we use only open-source software available for free, and store all projects on the cloud. Girls are welcome to bring their own laptop or use one of the library’s laptops.

For more information on GWC, and to learn about the continuing demand for computer science engineers, visit the Girls Who Code website here.

Join us on Monday, November 7 at 2pm for our first club meeting. Can’t come to the first one? Come see us on Monday, November 14 or 21. Register here, and I hope to see you at our Girls Who Code club!

Posted in Alvirne High School, College, Non-Fiction, Reference

2017 Edition: Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges

Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges is the trusted source of information for students, parents, guidance counselors, and educators–helping to match students with the right two-year or community college. With Peterson’s expert resources for education exploration, financial aid, test prep, and career guidance, students are well prepared for success–in college and beyond!,”–page [4] of cover.

Posted in Alvirne High School, College, Non-Fiction, Reference

Peterson’s “How to Get Money for College” – 2017 edition

For those parents and teens contemplating how to pay for college – as of this year, the average price for a four years at a state college is up to $45,000, and more than $150,000 at a private university – Peterson’s has just released its 2017 edition How To Get Money for College. (Click on the title to access the record in our catalog.)

The book offers advice and information on financial aid possibilities at over 2,300 colleges and universities, including state scholarships and various grants, and other financial relief outlets.